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SOCIAL JUSTICE MUST BE AT THE HEART OF OUR RECOVERY FROM COVID-19 CRISIS

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has warned that the UK government cannot be allowed to place the burden of austerity on the poorest in society in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. Local SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes said that the … Continue reading

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COMMEMORATING THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF VE DAY

On the 75th anniversary of VE Day it’s right that we pay tribute to those who sacrificed so much during WWII; but it’s important not to let extremists on all sides hijack what should be a moment for all Scots to commemorate the defeat of … Continue reading

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UK GOVT MUST FOLLOW SCOTLAND’S LEAD ON SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS

SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has called on the UK government to follow Scotland’s lead and have a sign language interpreter at its daily press conferences – saying that doing so could save lives. The MP for West Dunbartonshire has written to the … Continue reading

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THE CASE FOR A UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME IS STRONGER THAN EVER

It’s not often I agree with a British Tory Prime Minister, but Boris Johnson was right to highlight that “there really is such a thing as society”. It was Johnson’s predecessor Margaret Thatcher who famously said that there was “no such thing as society”. Boris’s words were chosen carefully and, whilst I wish the … Continue reading

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SMALL ACTS OF KINDNESS MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE

By the time this article is published we will have experienced an Easter weekend like no other, at a time when our lives have changed in ways we could have never imagined. The vast majority of people in West Dunbartonshire … Continue reading

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UPDATE FROM SCOTLAND’S HEALTH SECRETARY (1 APRIL 2020)

The Cabinet Secretary for Health Jeane Freeman MSP has provided the following update to MPs and MSPs on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Scotland’s Health & Social Care Services. Read the letter in full (published 1st April 2020) … Continue reading

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CORONAVIRUS HELPLINES & ADVICE

I have collated a list of helplines and advice from trusted sources relating to the Coronoavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. I will endeavour to keep this as up-to-date as possible in the coming weeks so constituents know where to find advice and … Continue reading

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PUBLIC URGED TO BE VIGILANT AND STAY INFORMED ON CORONAVIRUS

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has urged the public to be vigilant in response to the Coronavirus outbreak and stay up-to-date on the official government guidance issued by the Chief Medical Officer.  The Scottish and UK Governments announced on Thursday 12th March … Continue reading

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